Since starting out in business in 1990, Scammell Commercial has expanded its range of services, its turnover and its reputation.
The commercial vehicle fleet specialists have gained an enviable position; having become highly respected for their ability to ensure vehicle maintenance, hire, repair and recovery services in a way that is tailored to their wide range of customers. By running their independent commercial workshop efficiently and effectively and through expanding their vehicle hire fleet, Scammell Commercial has increased in size to the point where it needs to move from its current base in Grays, Essex, to larger premises.
For the past decade or so, Scammell Commercial has been using Accelerator to plan, coordinate and record all of its activities.
Having used Accelerator at his previous company – and been impressed by its versatility and ease of use – Scammell’s Operations Manager Neil Livermore lobbied the company to invest in it. The decision is one that the expanding company believes has been essential to its continued success.
Neil said: "I had used Accelerator before I came here so I knew all about the benefits it could bring to Scammell Commercial."
"For me, the great thing about Accelerator has always been its ease of use. It is easy to get up and running and it is easy for anyone in a company to be able to find exactly what they want on it."
"Whatever you want to find out about your business, it is all there at the touch of a button. It’s so simple – one touch, bang and it’s there for you. With other systems, you have to go through various screens or routines to find what you need. That isn’t the case with Accelerator."
"Once you start using it, it’s so straightforward. Once you have the information in the system, it takes seconds to call it up. The accounts side is so easy and it can be used for all aspects of what we do here - fleet maintenance, stock, workshop, vehicle hire."
"Whatever you need to find can be found quickly, which is good for both us as a company and our customers as we can let them know exactly what has been done or what needs to be done to any vehicle at any particular time."
"Customers feel the benefit as Accelerator has all the info on their vehicles that anyone could need - and all that information is so easy to access, update and store. With Accelerator, all the information is there for the people who need it."
With Scammell Commercial looking for a larger site to meet the needs of its expanding customer base and its ever-increasing vehicle hire fleet, the company is confident that Accelerator can help it meet the challenges that continued success brings.
Neil added: "We’ve used Accelerator here for years and it has played a large part in helping us develop and build as a company."
"As we continue to increase in size we need to move to a bigger base as soon as possible and Accelerator will help us as we grow in the future."
"It can deal with anything that we ask it to do. They are always producing new features for it. We know that we are not even using it to its full potential and yet it still does everything we need."